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G.") and Lillian Garr, newly Spirit-baptized missionaries from Azusa Street, stepped off the ship in Calcutta at the turn of 1907, they scarcely realized that Pentecostal or Pentecostal-like movements had already preceded them in India by nearly fifty years.
Garr and most other Pentecostals dropped the notion that these languages could be used for missionary preaching.
Garr's visit to Calcutta in January 1907 coincided with a missionary conference that featured Otto Stockmayer, one of the best-known proponents of faith healing and Keswickian theology in Europe, and R.
Although steadfastly holding to the evidential part of Parham's thesis on tongues, for a pragmatic reason (he could not speak Bengali after all) and theological reasons, Garr modified it within a few weeks of his arrival.
Her students carried the classical Pentecostal view of Spirit baptism (the modified form of Garr and others) across North America and throughout Spanish America.(69) Rejecting traditional mission methods with their strong paternal and institutional orientation with which she was familiar, Luce crafted Assemblies of God missiology through her synthesis of Pentecostal spirituality with Roland Allen's teachings on the indigenous church.(70)
(48.) For Garr's account of the revival in Calcutta, see B.
Garr, "In Calcutta, India," Apostolic Faith (Los Angeles), April 1907, 1, col.
(50.) Hook's advice on seeking for tongues sounds more like that of Abrams than Garr; see C.
(51.) Garr reflected on his inability to preach in Bengali in "A letter from A.